High School Students & Families

When I first met Jeannette, she asked me which colleges I wanted to apply to and where. My answer would have confused anyone; I had no idea what distinguished one university from another or even what I wanted to study. All I knew was that I had to apply somewhere and become something. She explained to me that every university has a distinguished personality, and I had to choose which ones I thought matched my own interests. She opened the door to a world I didn’t know I had access to. The future. All of a sudden, it was in my hands, demanding my attention. With her help I chose to apply to universities all over the world to study political science. Moreover, she rendered the application process less stressful and confusing. At the end of the application process, I considered her an advisor as well as a friend. –Italian-American student, admitted to Barnard College (Columbia University) with a grant of $34K

Jeannette ha seguito entrambi i nostri figli nel processo di applicazione all’università in Inghilterra e grazie alle sessioni di counseling, Arturo ha ottenuto il posto nelle università di suo interesse: Exeter per la facoltà di scienze naturali e Surrey per la facoltà di chimica. Il fratello più giovane ha invece preferito restare in Italia ed è entrato “early” all’università Bocconi. Poichè entrambi i ragazzi non sono madrelingua Inglese, ho chiesto a Jeannette se poteva seguirli anche nello studio e nell’approfondimento della lingua. In occasione degli esami finali IB di inglese, grazie al supporto linguistico di Jeannette, hanno avuto entrambi un buon risultato e superiore anche di 2 punti al voto Predicted. Jeannette è una professionista molto seria e preparata ed ha saputo infondere fiducia ai ragazzi dosando disciplina e motivazione personale. –Parents of 2 sons pursuing the IB Diploma, who scored 2/7 points higher than their IB Predicted Grades in English Language & Literature

We are super happy! With my wife, I want to let you know that you did a terrific job and have been a big part of my daughter’s success. You guided and motivated her far beyond the admission process. Grazie davvero! –Parent of Business & Management student from Leone XIII (Milan), admitted to Royal Holloway, University of London; then collaborated again for Master’s at Imperial College London with a £10K merit scholarship

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Law briefly while exploring university options. Her competence was invaluable in guiding me through the process of researching available opportunities aligned with my interests. Additionally, her guidance helped me gain confidence in my choices and awareness of my strengths. I would recommend working with her to anyone looking for competent and tailored support in choosing their university path. –Italian student, admitted to Columbia University-Trinity College Dublin, Dual BA Program

I just finished my intro week in Switzerland. Wow! I’m so happy, you can’t even imagine!!! Everyone is so friendly and I made so many friends. The course is amazing and I’m so excited to start it. I hope you’re fine and helping many other students find their happy place, like you did with me. –Italian-Swiss student, admitted to Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne (EHL)

We experienced the benefits of Jeannette’s direct college connections when our daughter applied to Cambridge University. Our daughter made both formal and informal visits to Cambridge. When she had her official interview, she knew one of the interviewing professors from her informal visit arranged by Jeannette [her school counselor]. Finally, our daughter was accepted into the university of her dreams. –Parent of veterinary student from Finland, admitted to Cambridge University, UK

Ho avuto il piacere e l’onore di conoscere la Dottoressa Jeannette Law, quando ancora era counselor presso l’American School of Milan e si occupava di indirizzare gli studenti dell’ultimo anno al completamento delle domande per l’iscrizione alle varie università internazionali. Quando mio figlio ha cominciato a pensare di volersi iscrivere ad un’università americana, mi sono subito rivolta alla Dottoressa Law che, nel frattempo, si era messa in proprio. La sua eccellente professionalità, la serietà, l’umanità e il grande impegno che mette nella sua attività, la rendono unica. Grazie a lei, mio figlio è riuscito a trovare l’università che più gli si confaceva e a districarsi tra le innumerevoli pratiche, burocratiche e non, che fanno parte del percorso delle varie domande di iscrizione. Ho consigliato alcuni amici con figli che volevano studiare all’estero, di rivolgersi alla Dottoressa Law e tutti si sono trovati benissimo. Non posso che ringraziare la Dottoressa Jeannette Law per la sua preparazione e l’eccellenza del suo operato. –Parent of Italian student, admitted to Wheaton College (MA) for Theater & Dance studies and English with $28K in scholarships & aid

I am very grateful to Jeannette Law for everything she has done for me: not only was she very patient and kind, but she was always available to help.  First of all, she tutored me for my IB Psychology exam, which I could have never passed without her careful, precise, clear explanations about the structure and content required to answer each prompt appropriately. Moreover, she assisted me while completing college applications: she followed me step-by-step to make sure my work was done at the best of my abilities, and made sure I applied to the best colleges compatible with my grades, extracurricular activities and SAT scores. Last but not least, I want to thank Jeannette because she believed in me. She always, always, always made sure I could face my school issues with positivity and enthusiasm, as she transmitted those values herself while coaching and assisting me with my IB Psychology exam and college applications. –Italian student admitted to a US university, then transferred to study Psychology at the Università Cattolica di Sacro Cuore, Milano

Simply put, without SAGE Advising, my sons, although academically qualified to get accepted to the universities of their dreams, would have probably fallen by the wayside because of the overly complicated application process at American universities. Jeannette Law’s experience, excellent organizational skills, congeniality and basic common sense allowed my sons to streamline the complicated process and focus on taking tests and writing essays. Her encouragement and advice were indispensable. Throughout the process she played the role of guidance counselor, English teacher, expeditor, and sage friend. –American parent with sons at Deutsche Schule Mailand; one admitted to Film & Television at NYU; another received full scholarship for Engineering at The Cooper Union, NYC

Jeannette ha assistito mio figlio e altri suoi amici liceali intenzionati a studiare all’estero, nella complessa fase di ricerca di una valida università estera. Grazie ai suoi preziosi consigli e specifiche conoscenze mio figlio in tempo record è riuscito a presentare applications in alcune delle principali università americane ed essere accettato. Definirei il servizio fornito da Jeannette “tailormade” e ben focalizzato sull’obiettivo. Mi è capitato successivamente di segnalarla ad altri conoscenti che hanno apprezzato il suo lavoro. –Parent of Business & Management student from Liceo Scientifico Severi-Correnti (Milan), admitted to Boston University

Jeannette was of fundamental support to my university applications to the United Kingdom. With her help and exceptional feedback, I recognized what path would bring me to fulfill my professional ambitions. I would recommend her services especially for the attention she places on personal statements, providing comments that will no doubt make any application stand out. Jeannette has also been of help to me beyond university counseling, her expertise is sure to support any student/graduate who is seeking advice or counseling within the field of education. –International school student in Biomedical Sciences, admitted to University of Aberdeen, Scotland

I could not have been happier with a college advisor. Jeannette was always available to me and to my daughter, and she gave us excellent advice. I can safely say that what is generally thought of as one of the most stressful times in a parent and student’s life was made tolerable by Ms. Law’s understanding of the process. –Parent of Italian-American student, admitted to Washington University in St. Louis

I wanted to let you know that my daughter was offered a College of Arts & Science scholarship. Your expertise and guidance played a huge part in her acceptance!  –Parent of American expatriate student, admitted to New York University (NYU)

Jeannette has been instrumental in coaching my son to prepare for US College. She has helped him to be motivated, interested, and to achieve his goals. A special mention of her psychological skills to help young kids to develop the ambitions necessary to be admitted to a good school. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. –Parent of Italian student, admitted to Liberal Arts at Bard College, NY

Thank you so much for the to-do list for the interview 🙂 I’ll make sure to cover every aspect you pointed out! Post-interview: I am indeed pleased that I got a conditional offer from King’s!! Apart from this, the telephone interview with Goldsmiths went really well and the interviewer offered me a place straightaway…The interview at Warwick went well too… I wanted to tell you the good news, because you played such an important part in this! After the maturità:  I’m finally done with the maturità and I’ve never felt better in my whole life!  So, to King’s College London now! I already applied for accommodation and I’m sending them my Esame di Stato certificate so that they can enroll me. Thank you once again for preparing me so well and motivating me too 🙂 –Student from Liceo Leonardo da Vinci (Milan), admitted to King’s College London for Comparative Literature

I have learned not only about application procedures, but also about essay writing, English vocabularies and academic language. I improved my way to break down, examine and develop ideas in essays–valuable things that will certainly serve me well in the future. –Collegio San Carlo student, admitted to Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Please believe me: it’s very difficult to find people with kindness and availability like yours! I’ll follow immediately your 3rd solution. –Milanese student, 4th-year US high school exchange

Jeannette has provided very effective advice on my two sons’ choice of University studies abroad. She proved to be knowledgeable, consistent, and punctual across the overall process. At the same time, she has been very flexible in understanding and coordinating parents’ and students’ requirements.  Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative; hired more than once. –Parent of 2 Italian students from Liceo Parini, admitted to Northeastern University (US) & Queen Mary, University of London (UK)

This is the girl you advised (wisely!) and who is now attending the freshman year. I’m really happy with the choice I made and I’m thankful for your advice. The academic environment is  engaging and intellectually stimulating, the professors are extremely friendly and available. –Student from Cremona, admitted to George Washington University

The information you gave us were fundamental at the beginning of my son’s adventure, but it was more important what you wrote to me in a very difficult moment, when he had some doubts about the choice of university. It was really helpful: in the end, he was convinced of his choice and went on with the studies he had started. Now he is finishing the 3rd year of Business and seems to be serene. –Parent of student from La Spezia, graduated from Western Michigan University

Ms. Law was my teacher at a time in which was most difficult at grasping the concepts, but Mrs. Law stood by my side.  She and my parents would not have allowed me to give up and “throw in the towel.” Mrs. Law being the wonderful and caring person that she is, kept me focused on going off to college. Finally, after such hard work and dedication, I was accepted to a private college in Boston. We are very excited about my future. –American student, admitted to Pine Manor College (US) on full scholarship

It has been a pleasure to work with you, we knew that there was Mrs. Law who was ready to help us any time we need. Your assistance makes the things look easier. –Parent of two students of Russian descent, admitted to Northeastern University (US) & Roehampton University (UK)

University Students for Master’s degrees

I met Jeannette at the beginning of my decision to pursue a Masters degree in Economics and Finance. With her help and immense support, I was able to fully understand (and eventually pursue) the specific path for my academic career: one that was in line with my goals, skills, and personality. From a strictly professional point of view, Jeannette has been very precise, accurate, and always available. She put an immense effort in advising me and in tailoring the process to my own needs. More specifically, she has been of fundamental support to the whole process of choosing the program that was right for me, completing the application process, and advising me for my final decision, listening carefully to my ideas and proposals while giving me her technical advice and academic point of view.

Apart from the extraordinary professional work, Jeannette has also given me immense emotional support. Decisions of such sort (location, program, career exits, college…) lead to doubts and insecurities, especially at an age when students need to choose their path and might feel “threatened” by the amount of options and by the complications that might arise along the way. Jeannette was not deeply understood my doubts, but she also provided me with a way of thinking that gave me confidence and support in times of need, always believing in me. I am now completing my Masters degree in one of my “dream schools” that is perfectly in line with my academic goals and personality, and I am infinitely grateful to Jeannette for the work we have done together. I wouldn’t be here without her support. —Student from the Università Bocconi, admitted to an Ivy League university in New York

Jeannette Law’s attention to detail, her method of making students think critically while writing the essays, and the curated, personal attention she gives to each of her students are what distinguish her from other counselors.  She is an excellent university counselor who guided me through all phases: from the test preparation, university research, essays and the decision. Ultimately, her professional methods are what helped me get accepted to some of the world’s top universities including Columbia, Georgetown, NYU and Imperial College. I would highly recommend Jeannette as a counselor for anyone who is considering to pursue their studies in the US or UK. –Student from the University of Miami, admitted to multiple Masters programs

Per il Personal Statement, ho conosciuto Jeannette l’anno scorso dopo che varie persone me ne avevano parlato più che bene. La mia esperienza: super positiva. Jeannette non ha deluso le aspettative: competente, disponibile e precisa, anche al di fuori degli orari concordati. È molto appassionata del suo lavoro! –Student admitted to LLM, London School of Economics

The first time I met Jeannette, I was just a graduating high school student in Italy who wanted to explore the world by attending university in the United States. Now six years later, I  have Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees. Jeannette’s help and support, and all her creative ideas to apply for scholarships, really have changed my life. I am so happy and excited that I have managed to accomplish my dream. –Hungarian student from Varese, currently full Professor, Lynn University

Cercare di introdursi in una realtà universitaria così diversa dalla nostra come quella americana può presentare notevoli difficoltà. L’aiuto di Jeannette è stato prezioso per capire i dettagli del lungo processo di selezione. Con i suoi suggerimenti, sempre pazienti e precisi, Jeannette ha reso la scelta dell’università più adatta al mio percorso di studi molto più semplice!  –Student from Università degli Studi di Milano, PhD in Philosophy, Columbia University

Jeannette has been tremendously valuable in helping me with my MBA applications. Her advice was both strategic and tactical: first she helped me to organize my thoughts following a story-telling logic, and then she also coached me on how communicate my ideas effectively in written and oral English. As result, I could successfully prepare for and pass the highly competitive application process of the top MBA programs. –Student from Politecnico di Milano, admitted to MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Riuscire a preparare un personal statement adeguato alle richieste dei Masters in Finance di università di alto livello non è un’impresa semplice, soprattutto per uno studente che non è madrelingua. L’aiuto di Jeannette è stato estremamente importante nel programmare, sviluppare e concludere un personal statement di alto livello. I suoi consigli, la sua dedizione e la sua precisione sono dei supporti fondamentali per riuscire a preparare un elaborato di alta qualità. A tutto ciò si aggiunge il fatto che lei è una persona eccezionale, sempre gentilissima e disponibile all’aiuto. –Management student, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Jeannette and I met last April to talk about PhDs in the USA. On that occasion, she gave me (gratis) a TOEFL preparation book, which turned out to be of great help. Last month, I took the TOEFL test, and obtained a score of 106/120, that allows me to apply for any of the departments I choose. I thank Jeannette for her kindness and her precious help. –Physics student, Università degli Studi, Milano

A seguito della mia domanda di partecipazione al concorso per l’assegnazione delle borse Fulbright, la commissione Fulbright ha espresso parere favorevole alla mia richiesta. Superata la fase di gioia inconsapevole, ci tengo ora a ringraziare la dott.ssa Law per l’assistenza che mi ha voluto dedicare, la guida e l’incoraggiamento a tentare una strada che sembrava solo in salita dal mio punto di vista. Spero solo di riuscire a fare del mio meglio per ringraziare, in questo modo, chi mi ha dato fiducia. –Fulbright Researcher, Università degli Studi “Magna Graecia” & Politecnico di Milano

Through a friend, I communicated with Jeannette regarding the process to renew my US student visa.  She kindly provided many information based on her experience and many links to appropriate websites for up-to-date information. Jeannette’s availability and help was very valuable. –PhD student, College of Public Health, University of Florida

Con un’ organizzazione eccezionale dei corsi, strutturati attraverso una serie di proposte, tutte molto interessanti, la Prof.ssa Law definisce il programma più appropriato per qualsiasi tipo di audience, di qualsiasi livello, di qualsiasi nazionalità ed età. La Prof.ssa Law può essere definita come un’ insegnante a 360°, in grado di infondere un raro entusiasmo nelle classi in cui insegna. –Student from Reggio Emilia, Berklee College of Music alumnus

Thanks a lot to Jeannette for her help during these months, she gave me hope in something new… If I could, I give her the Italian citizenship because we need people like her. –Law student, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

It is really a great pleasure for us to meet a person like Jeannette with a huge experience in life. She likes her work, and she does it with all the determination that she has. She has helped us so much and we appreciate all her advices, it seems that she knows exactly what we need. –Medical student, Università degli Studi di Pavia

Educational Professionals

Ms. Law is a highly competent, effective teacher. Her lessons are carefully planned to take account of a broad range of abilities, and she uses a wide range of teaching strategies, aiming always to maximize student involvement. She is able to communicate the content to her students and make it exciting. –High School Principal & IB Coordinator, American School of Milan

Ho partecipato ai seminari “Ed. Fisica in USA” e “Sistema Educativo USA”, per approfondire le mie conoscenze specifiche, ho trovato complete ed esaurienti le tematiche proposte oltre ad una cortese disponibilità da parte della relatrice Dott.ssa Law, ho inoltre apprezzato i collegamenti in video-conferenza con gli USA per approfondire gli argomenti.    –Insegnante di educazione fisica, liceo scientifico a Broni, provincia di Pavia

From 2007 to 2010, I relied on Ms. Law to lead the U.S. Department of State’s educational outreach efforts in northern Italy to provide free and unbiased information to prospective students and institutional stakeholders. Her exceptional advocacy, network management and determination dramatically improved performance in a critical region of Italy. Her close affiliation with the U.S. Consulate is one example of the caliber of partners who turned to Ms. Law for guidance on credential evaluation, marketing, trends analysis and strategic planning. –EducationUSA Regional Director, Europe

We have experienced Jeannette as one of the great collaborators in the school community. She gets on well with colleagues, parents, students, and the school administration. Jeannette is a great communicator. Her presentations on college counseling activities have always been professionally structured, clear, concise, to the point, and pleasant to follow.   –President of the Board of Trustees, American School of Milan

Jeannette Law is an excellent resource for US higher education in Milan, Italy. After visiting Embry Riddle, Jeannette invited me to visit the Istituto Maria Consolatrice to speak with her students. She also assisted me in setting up appropriate school visits in the greater Milan area. I was impressed with Jeanette’s dedication to finding the right fit for each of her student’s goals and academic background. And, I am confident that she can assist her clients in identifying schools in the US where they will succeed. –Director of International & Graduate Admissions, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

I met and worked with Jeannette as a member of the Council of International School’s Europe, Middle East, & Africa Committee. I always found Jeannette to be an accomplished speaker, well-organized, and thoughtful in her work. Her sincerity and honesty with U.S. colleagues as well as her student advisees are admirable traits that serve her well to this day. –Director of Int’l Services, Ball State University

Jeannette is a gifted speaker. The seminar went off very well. We’re so pleased to offer information of this caliber to our members. We would love to offer a seminar like this every year. –President, Italian-American Association & American Corner, Trieste

I spoke to the US Commercial Service in Italy regarding how much of an asset Jeannette is to the educational advising network. I’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding our US-EU program from Italians who were living here in Brussels. I’ll send them to Jeannette first. –Educational Adviser, Commission for Educational Exchange, Brussels, Belgium

As a professor of English, Jeannette demonstrates enthusiasm for her work and success in the classroom. This is evident in the excellent student evaluations of her teaching, as well as in her innovative teaching ideas. It is also apparent that Prof. Law cares deeply for her students as individuals, insofar as she dedicates appreciable extra time and effort to individual tutoring and advising. –Chair, General Education Department, Berklee College of Music

I can’t thank Jeannette enough for the support she’s offered me throughout this year and the connections she’s aided the College in making. Between her visit to CHC, our emails and calls, and the Digital Video Conference, we’ve really done some good work. It can only grow from here. –Office of International Student Services, Chestnut Hill College